Current Opportunities

Associate Director of Public, School, and Digital Programs

About the Role

Under general supervision of the Director of Education and Public Programs, the Associate Director of Public, School, and Digital Programs oversees the development and implementation of relevant, engaging, accessible, diverse and inclusive mission-based educational programs and activities for public audiences, K-12 and university students, educators, adults, children. The position directs and maintains a consistent, high quality, institutional standard for all educational programming intended to increase and deepen engagement with The Huntington’s collections for program participants. This position is a member of the education leadership team and works collaboratively with Education staff, curators, and content advisors, and actively fosters both interdepartmental and external collaborations.

S/he/they will demonstrate a background of working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds, using a welcoming, inclusive, and accessible approach.

Essential Functions

  • Work in collaboration with Director of Education and Public Programs to set direction and vision for educational programs for public, school, and digital audiences and establish approaches to achieve programming goals.  
  • Lead and support teams in developing, refining, implementing and evaluating the content and design of multidisciplinary, collections-based programs including classes, workshops, seminars, lectures, special events and performances and ensures they align with the institution’s strategic plan and DEI strategic initiatives. 
  • Expand the reach of educational and lifelong learning programs and guides the expansion of these programs to consistently reach more diverse audiences by cultivating strategic collaborations with national and regional education, arts, and cultural communities and maintains strong relationships with education professionals and related organizations to ensure program support and relevance. 
  • Supervise program staff and foster a spirit of teamwork and collaboration among department members that allows for disagreement over ideas, conflict and prompt conflict resolution; empower staff to act independently and delegate appropriately so that staff feel ownership, engagement and fulfillment in their work. 
  • Ensure that programs are not only relevant, but also serve as a model of creative, innovative, and inclusive practices. 
  • Oversee strategies for promotion and communication of programs for appropriate audiences. 
  • Develop and assist in preparation of grant proposals and reports. 
  • Work with team to establish, monitor and maintain program budgets including earned income sources.

Other Functions

  • Lead and participate in cross-divisional teams for program planning. 
  • Coordinate and participate in meetings with other institutions to promote collaborative programs.
  • Represent the Huntington at professional meetings and conferences. 
  • Remain up to date in knowledge of museum education theory, curriculum development, and current issues and practices in informal and formal education.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years experience developing, managing, and implementing educational programming in library, museum or other informal community-based learning environments.
  • Graduate degree in education, or related field preferred.  Experience working in informal learning environments preferred.
  • Experience managing teams.
  • Knowledge of current best practices of informal learning and museum education and ability to ensure these are embodied in all educational offerings.
  • Knowledge of program design, curriculum theory, teacher education, museum interpretive strategies and collections-based education and pedagogy in the arts, humanities, and sciences.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to engage with, listen to, and learn form a broad range of audiences and groups encouraging their meaningful participation in programming.
  • Ability to communicate clearly through written and verbal forms.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and multi-task.
  • Ability to manage projects from start to finish; delegate tasks, and meet deadlines appropriately.
  • Proficient PC computer knowledge: MS Office, Excel, etc. Experience with new media and technological innovations strongly desired.
  • Ability to develop and manage complex budgets.
  • Skill in working with people from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and cultures.

The Perks

We provide competitive compensation, generous benefits and perks for all eligible employees including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 403(b) basic retirement plan and optional matching retirement plan with an outstanding employer match
  • Hybrid remote work schedule available for applicable positions
  • Considerable paid time off, including annual leave, sick leave, and holidays
  • Commuter benefits (pre-tax income for mass transit expenses and free parking)
  • Discounts for staff in The Huntington Store and restaurants
  • Access to the Museums Council pass, which grants free admission to various museums and cultural institutions
  • Free passes each month to welcome family and friends to visit the grounds

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About This Job

  • The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
  • San Marino, CA
  • Category: Professional
  • Salary Range: $85-90k
  • Posted: June 15, 2022